I am happy to say that our website is up and running with loads of information on the upcoming Nanaimo Ukulele Festival on July 15 and 16th, 2017. 

Visit our Facebook page and like us and let your friends know that we are here. New and fresh and raring to go. 

We are so excited about James Hill coming to teach us some new ukulele tricks in his intermediate workshops and get us tappin’ our toes at the Saturday evening concert. Rob Wilkinson of Arbutus Music will be leading the ukulele newbies with two beginner workshops. 

The Nanaimo Ukulele Festival will be at the Neighbourhood Church on Rutherford Road in Nanaimo. Check out the location on our website map. 

You can buy your workshop and concert tickets on line using your PayPal account. Your tickets will be waiting for you on Saturday morning at the festival site. There are a few places in Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum that you can pick up your Nanaimo Ukulele Festival tickets: Arbutus Music, Fascinating Rhythm in Nanaimo and the Mulberry Bush Bookstores in Parksville and Qualicum.

We’d love to hear from you so send us a message. There is a contact form on the right side of the site.

It’s going to be a great ukulele festival in 2017.

Hope to see you there.

Carol

2 Comments

  1. Have you ever thought about playing the ukulele but don’t know how to start? Have you ever thought you’d like to play the ukulele but don’t care for Hawaiian music?
    Well, here is an opportunity to learn the basics and see that the ukulele is a very versatile instrument that can play all genres of music. We have two wonderful Beginner workshops led by Rob Wilkinson which will help you on your way.
    The first, Ukulele 101, is for the complete beginner and will cover the types, sizes and makes of ukuleles; how to hold the instrument; simple chords, strumming, rhythm and beat.
    The second, Ukulele 102, is for beginners who may know a few chords but still have difficulty keeping a regular strum. He will explain how rhythm and beat both relate to strumming and picking; what time signatures mean and how they affect the strumming pattern.
    If you don’t have your own ukulele but would like to attend one of these workshops, just contact us when you have registered and we’ll have one available for you to use.
    There will be ukuleles available for purchase too should you decide that having a ukulele will boost the fun in your life (a common occurrence in all ukulele players).

    Liz DeBarros

  2. If you want to meet lots of fun and generally all around good people from all around the world then learn to play the ukulele. I have met people in England, on a cruise to Alaska, and of course my own city. It’s been a blast.

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